AIG Intermediate Cup and Pierce Purcell Semi-Finalists confirmed

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Patrick McGivern (Mayobridge) at Knightsbrook Golf Club (Image: Golf Ireland / Thos Caffrey - Golffile)

The final AIG Cups and Shields series began at Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf resort where 16 clubs had their sights on All-Ireland glory.

East Cork, Castlerock, Ardee, Galway Bay, Adare Manor, Mannan Castle, Edmondstown and Mount Wolseley were the AIG Intermediate Cup quarterfinalists and began the week’s proceedings.

Kate Daly, Mary Walsh and Claire O’Brien were the points scorers for East Cork, who are bidding to follow the lead of the club’s AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield team who won the All-Ireland last weekend. East Cork will be joined in the semi-finals by Galway Bay, Adare Manor and Edmondstown.

With two teams in the mix today, Edmondstown’s AIG Pierce Purcell team were less fortunate in their quarterfinal as they came up against a strong Abbeyleix side, loosing by 3.5 matches to 1.5.

Connacht Champions Castlebar, Ulster’s Mayobridge and Munster’s Lismore have also progressed to the AIG Pierce Purcell semi-finals, providing a wide geographical spread of teams still in contention.

The AIG Intermediate Cup semi-finals will tee off tomorrow from 08.00am and the AIG Pierce Purcell matches will begin from 09.20. Friday will also see the beginning of the AIG Women’s Junior Cup with the quarter finals teeing off from 10.40.

RESULTS:

AIG Intermediate Cup Quarter-Finals

East Cork 3.5 – 1.5 Castlerock (East Cork names first): Marie O’Brien lost to Ita O’Connor 4&2, Kate Daly beat Valerie Reid 4&3, Mary Walsh beat Phil McKenna 7&5, Claire O’Brien beat Rosaleen McGuinness 4&3, Orla Evans halved with Kathryn Mark

Adare Manor 3 – 2 Mannan Castle (Adare Manor names first): Breda Naughton beat Mary McNamee 5&3, Siobhan Curran beat Josephine Morris 2&1,  Marie Barker lost to Brianan Kingham 21st, Bernie O’Dea lost to Rita O’Loughlin 2&1, Marian Noonan beat Angela Gartlan 19th

Ardee 2 –3 Galway Bay (Ardee names first): Susan Corcoran beat Lorna Shaughnessy 2 holes, Susan Boyle beat Sharon Rooney 2 holes, Linda Shannon lost to Fiona Graham 5&4, Alison Lawson lost to Aoife Killeen 3&2, Alison Gough lost to Eileen Clasby 2&1

Edmondstown 3 – 2 Mount Wolseley (Edmondstown names first): Barbara Maher lost to Eilis Hanley 2 holes, Carmel Burke-Daly lost to Michelle Butler 5&3, Carolane Roopnarinesingh beat Ann Nash 3&1, Shirley O’Donoghue beat Deirdre Hughes 19th, Grace O’Neill beat Denise Ashby 3&2

AIG Pierce Purcell Shield Quarter-Finals

Lismore 3 – 2 Lisburn (Lismore names first): W Curley & M O’Driscoll beat B Houston & J Burns 2&1, S O’Rourke & L O’Rourke lost to K Haslem & M Wilkins 1 hole, P Morrissey & P Curley beat G Stephens & I Walker 3&2, M Power & G Mulcahy lost to K Smyth & G McKeown 3&1, P O’Leary & D O’Leary beat C Collins & P Coulter 2&1

Clontarf 1 – 4 Castlebar (Clontarf names first): E Ryan & T Blake  lost to T Lawless & C Dawson 6&5, N Hickey & C Stafford lost to P Burke & S Haugh 3&2, J Delaney && S Malone lost to B Evans & R Prendergast 4&3, N Glackin & D Corcoran halved with J Gilligan & J Collins, JP Auguste & D Brennan halved with T Moylett & D Prendergast

Dooks 1.5 – 3.5 Mayobridge  (Dooks names first): K Foley & J Long lost to P McGivern & JP McIlvenny 2 holes, K Griffen & J Hunter lost to J Boyd & C Magee 1 hole, A Foley & B Foley beat C McConville & J Brown 3&2, E Foley & M Hurley lost to S Fegan & B O’Hare 1 hole, P McKenna & M Kennedy halved with G Delvin & P Travers

Edmondstown 1.5 – 3.5 Abbeyleix (Edmondstown names first): N Clarke & G Goldsmith lost to K Joyce & M Ring 3&2, C Egan & F Morris beat D Clooney & M Thornton 4&3, S Guest & R O’Connor lost to S Walkin & N Condon 6&5, L Deane & P Byrne lost to M Lawlor & G Bonham 1 hole, B O’Grady & P O’Sullivan halved with E Cassin & A Dunphy

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